Orestone Design

Here’s a basic picture of an Orestone just to show off what they look like.

Cleft stone 3_1
This is an older picture of an Orestone mixed with a Bald Cleft from Nintendo’s Paper Mario series. Other than the head and the shoes, this is basically what an Orestone looks like. Orestones don’t usually wear shoes, and their heads are more rough and have gemstone eyes. (You can refer to these previous posts for a better idea of what I’m talking about: https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/first-blog-post/ or https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/orestone-siblings/ ) (I do not own the rights to the character Bald Cleft, that would be Nintendo.)

The Creative Process (Buba & Brewster) *

So here’s how I create my artwork using Sketchbook on the Surface Pro 4:

Buba and Brester sign
These are the steps I take while making my artwork: (From top left to bottom right)

1: First I create the outline of what I want the final piece to look like. I enjoy using a size two pencil tool to do this.

2: Second I Go back over it with a bigger brush, making sure the lines are full and where I will eventual want them, editing parts as I see fit. I enjoy using a size 1.6 black paintbrush tool to do this.

3: I then erase the lines made in step one, leaving only the darker lines. I prefer using the hard eraser tool to do this, but sometimes it’s easier to use a soft eraser tool or white paintbrush tool.

4: Next I color in the outline with basic solid colors, making sure I keep within the lines (or at least try my best).  I would suggest using the marker tool to do this, as it won’t overlap the black outline, you can also use the paintbrush when working with areas without any outline.

5: Finally, I shade the color by using a darker version of the base color, or a lighter one depending on where the shading is. You can put reflections and shine on shiny surfaces such as mettle and gems. I enjoy  using the marker tool for shading and the paintbrush tool for shine.

6: Bask in your perfection.

Buba & Brewster 7_1
The character on the left is Buba, a mage in training that travels with Hobbs, Eli, Clark, and another character named Blue, who I have not shown yet. The character on the right is Brewster, Buba’s younger brother who works at Shooting Star Coffee with Clyde. Buba has changed EXTREMELY compared to  most of my other characters, I also made her quite a while ago, sometime after Hobbs and Eli, but before Clark. Brewster was a more recent character that I made while writing a short comic, where the other character was Clyde, Brewster’s undergone some changes as well.
Buba & Brewster 9_1
After a bit of editing, (mostly on Brewster) I think I’m done! I hope this helped out for anyone who is wanting to start working with sketchbook!

Goblin Design (Willis)

Decided I wanted to create a basic Goblin Picture, my character Willis is the first one I could think of to draw.

Willis 2_1
I went with a my more cartoon like style for this one, I think it turned out pretty good. Willis is a character that I created quite a while ago, and I still haven’t exactly figured out his purpose yet, poor guy. I do know however, that I want him to be a minor anti-hero that could care less about what you think, kind of like a more extreme version of an anxiety teen.

“Photoshop” (Mordo)

I thought it would be cool add a real-life object to one of my pictures, it’s nothing huge, so it’s more of a test to see if I like it.

Here’s Mordo, an all-around merchant and barterer working for his own trading company, Saxdo Trade. This race is called shadders, their based on old detective shows, with their hats, trench coats, black and white color pallets, and love of jazz music.
So, it looked better in my head but it could have been worse. I used an easy to use website called Canva (https://www.canva.com) to make this. Here’s where I got to sax from: http://gallery.yopriceville.com

Lazy Tuesday (Clyde)

It’s Tuesday and just like any Tuesday, I’m recovering from Monday and I’m exhausted, what better thing to do than some art!

Here’s Clyde, a ball of ice with a robe, because reasons. I was tired while drawing this so the lines are a little wiggly, and by the looks of it he’s pretty tired too. He’s a barista at Shooting Star Coffee, again because reasons.

Lighting Test (Clark)

I wanted to test draw some sort of light source in a dark room, and this is the result.

Clark Eye 4
The goblin at the desk is named is Clark, he’s knowledgeable and mysterious, and along with Hobbs and Eli were one of the first characters I made. He’s undergone a lot of changes, such as his hair style, (He was the first character I made with hair.) his robotic right eye, and of course the clothing. This is the style of drawing that I usually use to make my characters, it’s noticeable because the nose looks like the letter d or b. The strange purple ball with the eye in the top right (turn up your brightness if low.) is something I call a gloom, more on that later. Again, this was just a test so I didn’t take the time to erase the extra lines, but hey, you got to meet Clark!

Orestone Siblings

Here’s another piece containing Eli’s six brothers and sisters.

The gemstone names underneath the characters depict what gemstone they contain. Their names (from top left to bottom right) are: Xavier, Azul, Terry, Saiph, Sassy, and finally, with the most genius name, Ruby.

Just the start (Hobbs & Eli)

Hello! My name is Ash, I’ve been creating artwork since I can remember. I only recently started digital artwork, using a program called Sketchbook on the surface pro. I will be sharing that artwork, and other miscellaneous things here on my blog. Please bear with me while I try to comprehend how this stuff works, as this is the first time I’ve attempted at making such a thing. (It’ll take a bit of getting used to.) Today I’ll start off by posting my first piece of digital art and the edit that I recently made of it. Wish me luck! (or don’t, I won’t force you to.)

Hobbs art Class 16_1(4)
Hobbs (left) and Eli (right) are two characters that if I hadn’t created, I probably wouldn’t be the artist I am today. Hobbs is a goblin, and Eli is something I call an Orestone, which is basically a robot made of rock. A picture of Hobbs was one of the first characters I ever made. This is the first digital art I made so it’s a little rough around the edges.
Hobb & Eli 17 - Copy_1
In the edit I fixed up not all, but some lines and added a black and red necktie to Eli to give him more… “Personality”